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Old 26th Jan 2024, 9:59 pm   #1
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Default Identify this Korting TV. (Actually an Alba).

I came across this image of a TV with a promotional card placed on top of the cabinet in a shop described to have been taken in the early 70s.

It was also described as being a colour Korting set but I have never seen one like this? I don't think it's a colour set.
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Old 26th Jan 2024, 10:15 pm   #2
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It's an Alba, says so bottom left hand corner!
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Old 26th Jan 2024, 11:04 pm   #3
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It's an Alba, says so bottom left hand corner!
Well spotted! Now I see it!
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Old 27th Jan 2024, 12:02 am   #4
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Default Re: Identify this Korting TV

It uses the Thorn 8000 chassis and 17" CRT. I know of one with a collector and it works very well.
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Old 27th Jan 2024, 12:07 am   #5
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I think monochrome Alba TVs of that period were fitted with a BRC 1500 chassis. Earlier on, there was also an Alba branded Philips colour TV fitted with the Philips G6 (500) d/s chassis.

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Old 27th Jan 2024, 12:55 pm   #6
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Default Re: Identify this Korting TV. (Actually an Alba).

I have seen an early Philips G8 wearing an Alba badge in the past..
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Old 27th Jan 2024, 4:57 pm   #7
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I have seen an early Philips G8 wearing an Alba badge in the past..
You're quite right there michamoo. On the front cover of Television magazine, February 1979 issue, there's a pic of one using the G8 (520) chassis.

https://www.worldradiohistory.com/UK...UK-1979-02.pdf

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Old 27th Jan 2024, 6:57 pm   #8
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Default Re: Identify this Korting TV. (Actually an Alba).

Not sure where the Korting suggestion came from, but Radio Rentals did do a stripped sown version of the Korting hybrid colour chassis, badged Baird which did look similar though not the same as this.

I would have said the pictured set is a mono 1500, but I know better than to disagree with Tas!
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Old 27th Jan 2024, 8:36 pm   #9
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I would have said the pictured set is a mono 1500, but I know better than to disagree with Tas!
That's what I was thinking. It can't be a colour set looking at the control panel unless they didn't fit a contrast control on that model. There are only three rotary controls. The separate rotary on/off switch is typical of Thorn/BRC sets. The set on that shelf doesn't look deep enough to be a 90 degree colour set. A 110 degree mono set looks more likely hence the thought it may be a BRC 1500. I may be completely wrong of course.

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Old 27th Jan 2024, 8:43 pm   #10
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Default Re: Identify this Korting TV. (Actually an Alba).

The Thorn 8000 had a contrast control on the back and being a 17" it wasn't that deep.
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Old 27th Jan 2024, 8:51 pm   #11
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I stand corrected. I've just discovered it is model TC1717 which does indeed use the Thorn 8000 chassis. I must have forgotten about the rear mounted contrast control. There's another pic of the set here: https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/communit...lba-t1717-ctv/ Sorry for doubting you Tas.

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I stand corrected. I've just discovered it is model TC1717 which does indeed use the Thorn 8000 chassis. I must have forgotten about the rear mounted contrast control. There's another pic of the set here: https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/communit...lba-t1717-ctv/ Sorry for doubting you Tas.

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Definitely the set in the photo. Nice little set which tricked me with the Korting reference and a monochrome picture.
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Old 27th Jan 2024, 10:06 pm   #13
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Not sure where the Korting suggestion came from
Please read the post on top of the displayed TV: "Enjoy the luxury of Körting TV". I think this can make one assume this must be a Körting!

In earlier days Körting was located in Leipzig, East Germany. During the 1930s they made quite a lot of high quality radios (such as Transmare 38) under the name "Dr. Dietz & Ritter". After ww 2 they relocated to Grassau, West Germany and were among the pioneers of German colour TV. They were able to sell huge numbers of sets through the well known mail order company "Neckermann", who had their own repair shops in many towns, with highly skilled and friendly folks, well stuffed with spare parts. All history now, all gone!

From the first look I thought: "That set on the shelf doesn't look Körting-ish at all!"

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